24. January 2020

Self-Care Summit 2020

Self-care, health literacy and digital tools are some of the key areas for sustainable health, that has a radically different approach to investment, outcomes, ressources across the globe.

The Self-Care Summit – March 26-27, 2020 in Copenhagen – were set to explore paths and partnerships that will make this happen. The event is CANCELLED due to the challenges of COVID-19.

We are exploring a different way to enable knowledge sharing to ensure the potential of this vital topic (especially in light of COVID-19) can evolve further both short and long term. If you are interested in contributing to this by text, video or other, please contact Lars Münter, Head of DCHE International Projects Unit.

Find the full programme with further information about agenda and the speakers here.

Programme overview
Day 1 – 13.00-17.00 Day 2 – 9.00-13.00
Theme 1 – Community, City & Workplace Theme 2 – Regions, Nations & Systems
Local action, sustainable cities, patient engagement & integrated care. Nordic Health 2030, health data, implementation of policies, and economy of wellbeing.
Charan Nelander
Director, Danish Commitee for Health Education
David Munis Zepernick
Head of Business Development and Public Affairs, Medicon Valley Alliance
Jim Phillips
Director, CEmPaC
Bogi Eliasen
Associate Partner, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies
Morten Nielsen
Director, International Federation for Housing & Planning
Niina Aagaard
COO, Nordic Innovation
Ian Banks
President, European Mens Health Forum & Co-chair, EU Health Coalition
Ian Banks Carsten Obel
Professor, Aarhus University
Bo Wesley
Senior Advisor, Health Advocacy, Cities Changing Diabetes – Novo Nordisk
Mathias Ekman
Industry Solutions, Microsoft
Rokas Navickas
Scientific Coordinator, CHRODIS+
Terhi Rasmussen
Senior Advisor, Business Finland
Pia Bay
Head of Health and Prevention
Pia bay Christian Graversen
Country Manager Digital, Siemens Healthineers
Katrine Schjønning
Head of Public Health,
City of Copenhagen
Vilija Sysaite
Health & Sustainable Development Policy Advisor – EU Commission Employment & Social Affairs
Nicolaj Holm Faber
Head of Development, Danish Committee for Health Education
 Clayton Hamilton
Unit Leader E-health & Innovation – WHO Europe
Simon Feldbæk Peitersen
Consultant WHO/Head of Staff Danish Society for Patient Safety
Danielle Drachmann
Founder of Ketotic Hypoglycemia International


The event is organized by the Danish Committee for Health Education, with the support of the Danish Ministry for Health, as part of Self-Care in Europe in collaboration with CEmPaC, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies & the Nordic Health 2030 Movement.

The Self-Care Summit 2020 is a path towards 2030, but also a follow-up of the Self-Care Summit 2018, that also produced the e-book; The Future of Self-Care in Europe.